As a blogger, I've recently discovered the significant impact Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep has on weight loss and metabolism. It turns out, during REM sleep our bodies are actually burning calories at a higher rate compared to other sleep stages. This is mainly because our brains are highly active, leading to an increased demand for energy. Moreover, getting enough REM sleep can help regulate our appetite and prevent overeating. So, prioritizing good sleep quality is essential not only for our overall well-being, but also for maintaining a healthy weight and metabolism.
As a GERD sufferer, I've noticed how much my sleep quality is affected by this condition. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, causes stomach acid to flow back into the esophagus, which can lead to discomfort and disrupted sleep. This is because lying down makes it easier for acid to flow back up, especially after a heavy meal or eating too close to bedtime. Not only does this cause heartburn and other symptoms, it can also result in poor sleep quality, leaving us feeling tired and unrefreshed the next day. To improve our sleep, it's essential to manage GERD through lifestyle changes, eating habits, and medication as needed.